# How do you solve the equation (n-3)/8=20?

Sep 16, 2017

$163$

#### Explanation:

First, we multiply each side by $8$.
$\frac{n - 3}{8} = 20$

$\frac{\textcolor{b l u e}{8} \left(n - 3\right)}{8} = 20 \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot} \textcolor{b l u e}{8}$

Then, we simplify it to be
$n - 3 = 160$

Add $3$ to both sides.
$n - 3 \textcolor{b l u e}{+} \textcolor{b l u e}{3} = 160 \textcolor{b l u e}{+} \textcolor{b l u e}{3}$

Simplify.
$n = 163$